We developed the HS Mindfulness Model based on HS Original Research, an extensive review of existing mindfulness models, research on mindfulness, and our personal and professional experience working with individuals and organizations.
Before we consider the four primary components of awareness, acceptance, balance, and compassion, we start at the center with the simple truth that we are “here“, which is the essence of mindfulness. Wherever you are, wherever you go, you are here, in the present. When we are ready to take mindfulness to the next level, it can be useful to start with awareness and make our way around the circle:
1. We practice being aware of our thoughts, feelings, bodies and environment;
2. We accept ourselves, others and our environment as being exactly the way it should be in that moment;
3. We practice compassion for ourselves and others;
4. We practice emotional balance and the magic of finding a happy medium.
Mindful Growth is the process of ensuring that our own needs are fully met so that we can create space for our natural human tendency for curiosity and innovation to emerge. When we engage in Mindful Growth, we do not have to push ourselves or others, we only have to take the next right step. Learn more about the Mindful Growth Model.
Visit our Worksheets page for tools that utilize the HS Mindfulness Model, including the AACB Mindfulness Worksheet and Using Mindfulness to Create & Use Affirmations.